White Sox all-time home run hitters – No. 14: Jim Thome
134 home runs from 2006-09
Jim Thome came to the Chicago White Sox late in his 22-year career, acquired in a November 2005 trade from the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Aaron Rowand, minor-leaguer Daniel Haigwood and a player to be named later that turned out to be left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
Thome remained with the Sox until Aug. 31, 2009, when he was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor-leaguer Justin Fuller.
He was an All-Star in his first season with Chicago, belting 42 homers on a slash line of .288/.416/.598, but his production began to wane in 2007, when he slid to 35 bombs with a .275/.410/.563 slash line.
In 2008, he hit 34 homers but slashed just .245/.362/.503 and before he was traded in 2009, in his age-38 season, he hit 23 homers in 107 games on a slash of .249/.372/.493.
Thome played in one postseason series with Chicago, but was just 2-for-16 with no home runs and a walk in their loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, Thome enters the 2020 season eighth on the all-time list with 612 career home runs.